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SFGTV
Jan 1, 2014 10:00am PST
urging the restart of greenfinancesf and supporting the mayor, the department of the environment and the office of public finance to enable city residents to finance the energy and renewal capital improvement improvement and take other action necessary thereof. >> thank you mr. clerk. this item colleagues is a resolution i introduced and sponsored with the mayor with the revitaltation of greenfinancesf and that we support the office of the department and to take the appropriate steps to get greenfinancesf up and running. i want to thank all my cosponsors for their cosponsorship. in particular i want to thank supervisor mar for his early leadership on the issue. when the program was first put for thed and stalled in 2010 and with ground work with stakeholders from all of the communities and last tuesday the mayor and i announced to kick start greenfinancesf and continue san francisco's tradition of combating climate change, push out city down the path of reducing greenhouse gas emission goals and put san franciscans to in the neighborhoods and finance projects in their home. this program
SFGTV
Dec 31, 2013 1:30pm PST
francisco select ruckus for this challenging high density wifi environment along market street is really another level of achievement for us. our technology is specialized in dealing with high capacity broad coverage, challenging environment , public environment that includes buildings as well as lots of interference. we have technology to deliver that and confident that we can provide a great service to san francisco. at hulk -- ruckus we are excited about the opportunity to bring the millions of residents and businesses as well as visitors wifi access as well as new online services to the great city of san francisco. thank you. [ applause ] >> well, before we ask the mayor to officially activate symbolically with his big switch. be careful, mayor. i want to acknowledge the people that made that act possible. one thing i realized in the last six 6 months is that the number of players, the level of collaboration and partnership of complexity with players was the key to make this a reality before the end of the year. not in any order of importance, i have to thank my boss who has been bel
SFGTV
Jan 3, 2014 12:30pm PST
to know not only is this good for the environment but hopefully some level of cost savings here to get more people to support the program so having the right understanding and experts to help us put this plan together so that we're able to present a plan that is clear, that is something that we can actually implement, and something that when explained to the public it's clear. that's really what i'm looking for because although i realize when shell was selected they were selected to be the broker, to purchase the clean power on our behalf and our goal was to of course generate the revenue necessary to leverage bonds in order to do the build out and the plan, we understood the plan we knew it was a good plan, we knew that the possibilities exist, we had to make some decisions that we may not have been completely comfortable with but it would have gotten us to where we needed to go and the problem was it was just really hard to articulate a lot of what we were trying to do to the public even though we understood the details of the plan and what i'm asking or hoping to propose is that
SFGTV
Jan 2, 2014 12:30pm PST
and there that i know the sfpuc sdp department of the environment look to and are we maximizing our use of grants. >> what are the various financing options that are available and you know i would like to hear you know if there are different proposals and different approaches to that. >> uh-huh. >> and then another question is you know to the extent that this work goes smoothly and we get the kind of work product that is needed to we want to see, are there still internal challenges that will prevent us from moving forward with something? because, you know, we are here even though we have a program that's been proved by the board of supervisor's and so how do we make sure that we don't go down the path of doing additional work only to find ourselves in the same predicament. >> i think that's a good question and i don't think there's assurance that i could give you today either -- perhaps you know more better communication and better plan i don't know maybe that helps the dialogue and helps remove some of the opposition. >> and i'll turn it over to commissioner breed. >> another compo
SFGTV
Jan 3, 2014 4:00pm PST
environment is foremost to be preserved and protected in these days. this is not something that we take for granted it is a prize to be protected. last time someone was discussing park merced as available land. this land is just as available as his own backyard. we live there, we love it there. and we want to protect it and there is too much unethical controversy surrounding this. the eir, this that is a big problem and the three trees are just a image of the whole problem going on, when a project has the potential to degrade the quality of the environment or eliminate the important examples of history and the prehistory and the park is a important example of the history and because there are only two such iconic gardens west of the mississippi it needs to be protect and preserved, when it has the potential to achieve the goals, to the disadvantage of long term environmental goals, this is seriously damaging our quality of life at park merced to take down those beautiful houses and put up a project that has no place there, there is no room, the transportation is not ready for that, there is
SFGTV
Jan 6, 2014 3:30am PST
environment and you might see butterflies it, fennel, and then the lines. -- dandelions. is ada accessible. public transit is plentiful. we have conquered the steps, we have watched the dogs, and we have enjoyed a beautiful view. this is a place to take someone special on a romantic stroll and enjoyed a beautiful look out. welcome to corona heights located in the heart of this district. it offers a view of the downtown skyline, the bay bridge, and the east bay. it is one of the best kept secrets in the city. it is hardly ever crowded. on any given day, you will run into a few locals. , bought a 37 bus to get there without any parking worries. for legged friends can run freely. there is also a patch of grass for the small box. >> it is a great place. it is a wonderful place to have these kinds of parks. that dog owners appreciate it. >> take time to notice of the wildfires that are on the grassland and keep your head out on the lookout for hawks and other bird life. be sure to take your camera and be prepared to take a view of the city will not forget. it has a beautiful red rock formations
SFGTV
Jan 4, 2014 11:30am PST
nurtures a business environment that supports strong economic growth as you will hear from mayor lee. it also established new benchmark for what is possible today for commercial development and you will happy hear from our company leader. john kilroy. i think you will understand that we are a huge believer of san francisco. we have demonstrated that faith in local management, resources and development. it has taken a big teamworking together very closely to bring us to today's ground breaking. that is a lot of people and we are glad to see to many people with us today. it's my pleasure to introduce one of the city's biggest visionaries and supporters. the mayor learned from the very beginning what a very exciting opportunity this has been and he's supported us every way through this development. i know my daughter will understand 1 day how special it is to have him here. please welcome honorable mayor lee. >> mike, thanks very much. congratulations to you and certainly to john and what a wonderful design concept you have here for sure. i'm really excited to see this go up. first
Bloomberg
Jan 6, 2014 10:00pm EST
to teach her not only how to move in this environment that she is not used to but in a way will give her back the desire to live, to enjoy life. the character of matt is this guy who enjoys every moment of living and will enjoy the moment until he runs out of oxygen. >> the present is a good place to be. [laughter] >> let's take a look. this is when the explorer, which is the spaceship they are on, gets hit by debris. >> mission abort, repeat. confirming visual contact with debris. >> requesting transport. >> we have to go, go, go. >> houston, explorer, copy. >> explorer, do you copy? >> houston, this is explorer. copy. we lost houston. we lost houston. >> we need to get the hell out of here. man down. man down. >> explorer has been hit. >> dr. stone, must detach. listen to my voice. you need to focus. you need to detach. i can't see you anymore. do it now. >> i'm trying. >> houston, we have lost visual with dr. stone. >> you said that you knew that the main character had to be a woman. how did you know? >> since we started talking about the thematics of a story about a character who
LINKTV
Jan 7, 2014 8:00am PST
environment and the weather. welcome to democracy now! what is the weather like where you are now, peter? >> it is an honor to follow donald trump. hi, amy. it is about 9 or 10 degrees here, which is not the worst i've seen in georgia in my 20 years here, but [indiscernible] >> but it is cold. talk about what you found. maybe you would like to respond to donald trump. >> if i must. on aoking at the weather specific day were specific couple of days and making a decree about climate change is nonsense. the only people who believe that are the people who have never paid attention or respect of the signs in the first place. and the donald is a poster child for that. i don't know if i have much more to add about that. in terms of coverage, though, climate coverage is broadening. it is not just the science and predictions about what might happen in 20 years, but stuff that is in our faces and happening right now. alternative energy .ews, and including fracking climate news is finding its way into other journalism niches. includes stories. when drought causes huge problems with the food supply
CSPAN
Jan 3, 2014 6:30pm EST
every time there's a problem. there's -- it's a dynamic environment at the local level. and the mayor from portland talked about police having cameras on the eye glasses. when it happens, i it will. i will able to take my 25 investigatorrers and put them on the street. everything will be documented. >> when that happens, will you allow people being arrested to use google glass to film your officers? >> that's an important component to the conversation that nobody talked about. more of that information we're collecting right now is exculpatory. they are going to use the information to put me in prison. it's going clear a lot of people. it already has. at what point in time if you want to pursue the goal of justice. at what point in time do you stop collecting that ?fertion at what point of time do you get read rid a license plate reader collection that might clear somebody of a rape or murder charge. it cuts both ways. >> so in other words you wouldn't have problem with normal citizens video tape police at all times in their action using google glass? >> not at all. we have a court cas
CSPAN
Dec 31, 2013 11:00pm EST
much different environment as a function of technology to spread a dirty baum explosives exponentially and non-traditional weapons and frankly this social modeling before i went into the secret service was said graduate student faceted by psychology the ability to watch what another person does is almost a uniquely human behavior. why do i say that? you see the school shootings no question in my mind the growth is a result of press coverage of the actual yvette that is created with a 24-hour news cycle, a facebook, of logging and to tweet. remember when we had been lauded in pakistan a gentleman who lived there that we did there repellent copters overhead before they landed so saturated with information worldwide in the tragic yvette has the capacity to set off a proliferation in cascade, so to the first point, are we a little hypersensitive? yes. but second, the environment is different. i write in the book the environment for tourism in counterterrorism is very dangerous. i use the business model the traditional model was a franchise model. feet of it like mcdonald's yo
FOX Business
Jan 6, 2014 8:00pm EST
to bottom line. neilline. >> you know they know how to make money in every environment. that is why you could be right about this. neil: i don't think could. >> the other side, i'm concerned about fact that banks are washington's favorite whipping boy, they are those whether they take away their ability to charge fees and make money to trade prop trade. going after commodity businesses, they have done all they can to undermine the banks, it does not show any sign of slowing down. at the same time they are urge attack in legal porters. until they get out of sights of washington they still have problem. neil: we'll be exploring the other side of this issue in a moment. i look at whether this speaks well of the economy? normally in a rising rate environment, that is good news if the economy, banks benefit in this environment. and everyone else too. do you buy that? >> i do. i do. i think -- on one hand rates are rising because they have been close to zeeo for so very long. history long, now fed is talking about stepping back, and rates are rising. neil: are you surprised that bank stoc
CSPAN
Jan 3, 2014 5:00am EST
talking about the general political environment going into 2014. [applause] >> thank you. thank you. first of all, i want to complement all of you on your decision to participate in cmi. hardly a month goes by that i don't run into somebody somewhere that didn't say i first heard you at the american university campaign management institute. i have been doing this for a really long time. i remember my favorite story about the cmi. late 1980'sin the or early 1990's. bill sweeney was hoping to run the program. this was a few months after the cmi. he was walking through the capitol building and he ran into the speaker of the house, tom foley. the speaker pulled him aside and said, a few months ago, over the holidays, my father was very ill and was spending a lot of time with him and one night i could not sleep and started watching television and the management institute was on. the speaker of the house goes on to critique each of the speakers. you never know who will be watching this kind of thing on c-span and also a terrific program that is put together. what i will do is talk about t
SFGTV
Jan 1, 2014 2:30pm PST
community. i want to mention that the nation of mexico's focus on the environment cause by harmful drink companies and junk food companies is critical but our measure is a very modest one that is focusing on the harm created by that environment and really targeting it to physical activity in and out of school and healthy nutrition and education in our communities. the advertising is going on in the environment that's created by big soda and sugar sweet and beverage companies is overwhelming. it's about $1 million spent and it is targeting adolescence for energy drinks or young children to develop these addictions to liquid diabetes in a can. ours is a modest weigh to tip the scales to improve the health of our children in our communities. with that i wanted to thank everyone for speaking and let scott wiener as well make some closing remarks. >> thank you. i want to thank everyone who came out today. i think like i said at the beginning, the facts and the science are on the side of implementing effective policy here in the form of sugary beverage tax to fund nutrition, physical act
Al Jazeera America
Jan 2, 2014 7:00pm EST
interest rate environment. stock investors probably won't get the same huge bumper returns they got last year, but bonds investors and people with interest-bearing accounts may make some money for the first time in years. it is probably a good time to look at your portfolio, and rebalance the assets you hold. before you rebalance, you want to know just how high rates are heading in 2014, and for that we go to greg mcbride, senior financial analyst at bankrate. he joins us from bankrate headquarters in florida, rates rising as much as 5.5% this year is that possible? >> it certainly is. it could touch 5.5% in the second half of the year, provided that the economy continues on this track towards recovery. >> how high do you think specifically mortgage rates might go? >> i think we'll touch 5.5%. i don't know that we'll end the year at that point, but i think we'll spending the bulk of the year between 5 and 5.5%. >> what should consumers be trying to take advantage of right now while the rates are still relatively low? >> 2014 could be your last hoorah to pay down line of credits. sho
SFGTV
Jan 4, 2014 9:00am PST
, as well as the department of the environment, department of public finance, the commission on the environment, and all those other from our business and labor communities. colleagues, i hope to have your support. thank you. >> supervisor mar. >> i just wanted to add thank you so much to supervisor farrell and the mayor. i wanted to also point out rich chin from the san francisco department of the environment who has worked on this for about four years with johanna pardon our [speaker not understood]. even wade was i think involved with this in the years that before, and i wanted to thank roger kim as well. but i think it's a really great program. very proud to be a co-sponsor. i think it really made clean energy more accessible to residential buildings and more san franciscans and i support this. i don't think it's a replacement for clean power sf, though, and i think in terms of environmental impact it may be relatively small, but i think we have to move with different innovative projects like this and others in our city. we also need to continue to work with the public utilities
CSPAN
Jan 5, 2014 9:25pm EST
, the political environment. thank you very much. million years ago, back in the 1970's, when i first got out of college and was there was a litics terrific political newsletter called the american political guy kevin phillips did who was a political strategist nixon.esident it was like eight or 10 pages, pages, every other week and the front part of it was sort of macro, big picture themes of american politics. the last couple of pages was the wyoming and what was going on in each state. to the back go pages, alabama, arkansas, going through all of the states to see what was going on. then i would read the front part because i thought to the front part of it was sort of macro, big picture themes of american me that was like cocktail party conversation. it was sort of vaguely interesting but not that important. as i sort of had my career progressed i started realizing ait a minute, it is the stuff in the front that drives what is happening in the back. as sort of as i themes are the important. a lot of people particularly younger people tend to think we on some ofh emphasis the big ex
SFGTV
Jan 4, 2014 8:30am PST
together with one purpose, to create an environment for learning and a system of support that helps foster success. and as supervisor mar mentioned, through the years project read has grown, seen inevitable changes, bringing on more technology and online resources, but we've always tried to stay focused on the people. working together to create a more literate and participatory society. and on that note of a participatory society and sort of following the power of [speaker not understood] advice, i want to have a quote shared with you today on what an adult learner feels when they vote for the first time. voting in our society is a challenge to many people with limited literacy skills. but a couple of years ago [speaker not understood] by the name of owe dell nixon was successful in voting for the first time. and this is what he wrote ~. i voted for the first time in my life on november 6th. filled out an absentee ballot then walked from the library to city hall. there i dropped my ballot into a box. the next time i'm going to vote from a booth in my own neighborhood. so, that's the kind o
CSPAN
Jan 2, 2014 8:00pm EST
his time and will start us off by talking about the political environment going into 2014. charles cook. [applause] [applause] thank you, candy. first of all i want to compliment all of you for your decision to participate in cmi because hardly a month goes by that i don't run into somebody somewhere that didn't say, i met you, or i first heard you at the american university campaign management institute and i've been doing this for really long time. i remember my favorite story about the cmi was back in the, either very late '80s or probably early '90s. a friend of mine. leland: bill sweeney was helping to run the program. and this was march, april, may, few months after the cmi and he was walking through the capitol building and he ran into the speaker of the house, tom foley, who he knew. and speaker foley put him aside and said, bill, a few months ago, back over the holidays, my father was very ill, so i was spending a lot of time with him. there was one night i couldn't sleep so i turned on television and started watching c-span and campaign management institute was on. then s
Al Jazeera America
Jan 6, 2014 2:30pm EST
have to look at the environment, mal pesticides. >> from her farm koby gathers male sperm from drones that can survive harsh conditions and will inseminate queens showing resistance to pests. fitness. >> the process is quick. it does take a lot of squeezing to get enough sperm for insemination. >> i'll role the fingers. >> that's the semen. >> you can see the >> it placed in a tube. >> how much will you give her. >> one turn, 10 microlitres. basically 10 drones worth. the goal is to have - i want gentle productive bee, but bees resistent to pests and problems we have, which is a tall order. i'll spend the rest of my life trying to do that. >> koby is not alone. in paulman washington, members of her team are breeding the >> >> what are these? >> voucher specimens. this is egypt collected in 1998, and bees from australia. >> for years they've gathered diverse stocks of bee sperm from italy, turkey and the kauk cos mountains to build diversity. >> this is the isolated mating station. we use it to control the mating of the bees. the colonies that have the males that we want for the
KRON
Jan 4, 2014 2:30pm PST
to help kids help the planet because it'll help the environment. >> that's why captain planet supports projects like these all around the country. the organization is named for a cartoon character created by tv tycoon ted turner. i talked with his daughter about her father's vision. ted turner said, "children can inherit a legacy of wastefulness or an action plan that can save our planet." do you think captain planet is the start of that action plan? >> i think captain planet is one of the plans to help get control over the degradation and some of the things happening in our environment. >> "degradation" is a good s.a.t. word. it means things that are turning bad. captain planet invites kids to help change that by becoming "planeteers." their schools can apply for grants of money to set up programs aimed at saving the environment. >> and are really excited about all the wonderful progress that we're making and educating and inspiring, empowering children and youth. >> and that leads us to captain planet's motto... >> i think the power belongs to the kids, and i think it belong
ABC
Jan 5, 2014 9:00am EST
indoors to an environment that we can control through music, technology, really to maximize the fitness return you get in a class. are both inststructors. we have taught at several other studios in the region. we view ride d.c. as an opportunity to bring the good and leave the bad in an environment where we are taking a papassion of ours and puttinga strong business plan behind it, offeringng this grea unique oduct to the 14th street community. >> what made you decide you were going to launch a business? there has been talk about the tough economy in 13. you decided to open this. >> really, what transpired was rachel a and i were both attendg another indoor cycycling studio within the district, and we saw some gaps and deficiencies we thought we cld improve upon. together,ing, coming we decided that we could do this, take the good and leave the bad. we have used this indoor tracking sysm befo and were familiar with it. d.c. and to be e here in building new studio focused metricshis, focused on and helpining customers and clients. >> what is the ride d.c. experience that is different tha
CSPAN
Jan 2, 2014 4:00pm EST
about the political environment, and then it says read more. -- itthat, and there is a is about a 10-page document that we update several times a week with the polling data that we think of polling data that is most relevant ascertaining what is the environment going to be like. to start off with right direction, wrong track numbers, and then we go to presidential approval, and we have the gallup cnn, and pew, and then we go through consuming or -- consumer confidence. to the extent we are taught midterm elections are a referendum on the incumbent resident, then looking at the president's job approval rating is important. it is said that americans vote their pocketbooks then they tend to vote if they are worried, scared, fearful about the economy. they tend to be more pessimistic, which is not good for an incumbent party. as they feel good about things they typically vote on other things, but we have a consumer confidence rating. then we have favorable -- bothorable ratings for parties from the various polls, and before that some numbers from the kaiser family foundation, which is th
SFGTV
Jan 1, 2014 11:30am PST
environment and can ride their bike route fear of bit hit by a car and having safe streets like that everyday is very important like you heard from previous speakers the number of cyclists have increased and that is with a lack of infrastructure. if we can provide the safe infrastructure for people interested in being a cyclist i think the number will grow and definitely make an impact on the number of people that drive cars and muni and the efficiency of muni and i just thank you for prioritizing this. i think it's really, really important to recognize that the statistics that we're hearing about are not just statistics but they're people and they're people just trying to get to work everyday and they want to get there in a safe way. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker. >> i am paul skillbeck and a 15 year resident of san francisco and live near van ness in the main thoroughfare for cycleelists of san francisco. i ride by bike everyday. no way i suggest that a child ride a bike in on polk street and what is being done and as others have outlined san francisco streets are not
Bloomberg
Jan 4, 2014 4:00am EST
tremendously motivating and an incredibly motivating work environment herd onto continue to foster the kind of work environment. >> you told me you're getting to a billion users is more important than a billion dollars in revenue. in terms of users, some people still come to twitter and are confused. it takes time to figure out who to follow. how do you improve that from the perspective to get to a billion? it becomeso get it indispensable to them. when they get up in the morning it is the first thing they do. it is an indispensable companion. it is a live experience. some people argue understand that. for us it is all about bridging that gap between the massive global awareness of twitter and engagement on the platform, getting people to that moment where they realize it is an indispensable companion. >> a lot of people are going to make a lot of money today. >> a lot of numbers being shouted around. in terms of the culture of twitter, how to you from acting the culture in a bad way? >> one of the things i told investors over the last couple of weeks is, with over 2.4 billion conn
CSPAN
Jan 1, 2014 8:15am EST
as a journalist, challenge authority and see what is going on and it was a net environment that the pictures and the news started coming out of vietnam and we discovered the vietnamese we met were candid about what they were facing, young american advisers, many outraged and soldiers who were much younger than we were very candid about what they felt and saw and therefore we felt we were getting a clear picture of what was be emerging as the conflict grew in size. our vision from the scene differed markedly from what the kennedy administration was hoping from vietnam and definitely the johnson administration. president kennedy late in 72 phoned the editor of the new york times and asked that he bring it back to the united states because his reporting was dangerous to national security. president lyndon johnson on two locations approached ap executives have me removed from the war arianna and there were lots of other influences on publishers, particularly on television, important donors of the networks. in this environment, the written and photographic product emerged from vietnam. t
Al Jazeera America
Jan 2, 2014 4:00am EST
forest product. >> not designed to protect the environment. those policies were designed historically to promote the harvesting of wood, the production of agriculture. >> adina says that are lax state regulations have allowed for a surge in forest to agriculture conversions along the state's northern coast. >> even though you minimize your impact, everyone is having a little bit of impact and those impacts add up. we hesitate to have government play that role. >> she is alarmed that more and more coastal lands have been bought up by wine makers, including those that have not been farmed. coastal sonoma county, now 2500 and counting. >> it's hard for people to see all the vineyard conversion that goes on in california. it goes on in these hillsides to accommodate the desire for higher quality vineyards. you don't drive by them, you fly over them. >> global warming will dramatically impact the world's grape growing regions, forcing cooler areas to maintain productivity. the gloomy forecast confirms what many wine makers are experiencing. >> we are definitely seeing the impa
MSNBC
Jan 1, 2014 4:00am PST
think the record historically will show we were right, whether it was capital markets, the environment, low-wage labor. even driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants. now the law of the land. things we did and proposed that are were not perhaps timely but were correct. i believe in those things. i am ready to take the incoming missil missiles. they're coming at me. some of them are hitting. i understand that. i have spent five years reflecting, thinking, apologizing. i'm ready to ask for forgiveness. it's not easy. i'm ready to ask. >> so i think the focus on this, whether it's unfair on some of the newspapers that are prevalent here in new york city, which can be cruel, but the focus is out there because while in office, while in power, you lied, you broke the law on a number of levels when it was revealed there were different things that were happening in your life that you weren't telling people about. what i want to know is what drove that poor judgment, and why should we feel that wouldn't happen again? >> fair question. i'm not going to agree with every piece of your charact
ABC
Dec 30, 2013 4:30am PST
students and create an environment where they can be safe in the end environment and be themselves. the law would do much more good than harm. >> the law affecting transgender students is in effect on wednesday but could be suspended if a referendum to repeal it qualifies for the november ballot. >> northern california counties say they are tired of being ignored by lawmakers in sacramento and want to follow their own state. but, first, other new laws: papparazzi photographers could face stiffer penalties for bothering people with their children. and paroled sex offenders can face six months in jail if they cut off their g.p.s. tracking device. >> northern california counties say they tired of being ignored by lawmakers and want to form their own state. the state jefferson surrounded mount shasta where they voted 4-1 to secede from california. lawmakers and congress is to give their approval and that hasn't happened since west virginia was formed in 1863. >> if you come to san francisco to celebrate new year's eve consider taking mass transit. the midnight fireworks show south of the fe
LINKTV
Jan 6, 2014 7:30am PST
casualties that you want to train on. this is why this environment comes in. >> we want to be able to use this retain a so that we have an exercise with different agencies, without having to put all the people in one place for a live exercise. >> my trip to this world was all too fleeting, but it is easy to see how useful it can be. next time, how pathologists in the netherlands are using cameras and the internet to diagnose complex diseases in patients on the other side of the world. goodbye. >> could buy. -- goodbye. >> today on "earth focus"... elephants on the edge of extinction--two stories from asia, coming up on "earth focus." beneath the canopy of indonesia's rainforest, life comes together to produce an amazing symphony of wild sounds. [whistling] [low growl] [roaring] [chirping] [bellowing] but now, the rainforest's most booming voice is increasingly hard to find. [deep trumpet] the sumatran elephant teeters on the edge of extinction, and there's no one else to blame but ourselves. [loud buzzing] it's here in grocery stores where the fate of indonesian elephants begins. you may
Al Jazeera America
Jan 1, 2014 2:30pm EST
network of these strands, little fibers growing through the soil of the environment as well as in trees. that's what's really fueling the mushrooms onto the side of the tree or to the forest floor. >> do you guys grow your own mushrooms? >> we never grow mushrooms. we keep it in a vegetative growth stage where it's making more root structure. >> the initial concept of using mushrooms as a resin was inspieshed through holding them together. the combination was agricultural waste as a food stock didn't come up later until i teamed up with gavin. >> it takes close to seven days for a product to grow from beginning to completion, but we'll show you how it works in second. the waste is first cleaned right before adding the macillium and gets incubated for two to three days and it's a solid, white mass. next it goes through a trauma, a machine that grinds the waste. this is reminding me of willie wonka and the chocolate factory, and i'm afraid i'll get sucked up. grinding it into a mulch so it can be packed into the molds. the molds are then stacked and left for another three days where the m
SFGTV
Jan 2, 2014 5:00am PST
environment. >> and not only enhance. >> commissioner breed has a question. >> i am sorry, i just wanted to ask about the area i am certain that this has been studied but the area where that is behind the actual canopy, that is an area where people can like stand on, bang on, and there won't be any problems. >> yes, we will address that. yes. >> you will get to that point? >> yes. >> as well as the vandalism that could occur, not only with breakage and the issues. >> so the back curve of that circular canopy is really designed for interclimbing and together with the glazing materials it is very difficult for climbing, the graffiti approach is what we will use is in our current elevator head of house is overlaying two layers of strong, clear vinyl sheet and so once you get excessive sheet, we will peel off one and we will install new ones, and so again, the safety and the controlled and also availability from the street scape and now, this is the typical element of this particular pilot. as supervisor breed mentioned several areas are unique and for example, the flood area and the canopy
LINKTV
Jan 4, 2014 2:30pm PST
activists, saving the environment is more important than earning billions from gold. >> there were other companies that did not resist coming here. if you look at what we did, we were always one step in front of the company and the organizations that supported the company. look at the crowd. the media said this is 150 people demonstrating. >> there are a lot more than 150 people. many of the protesters are young. romania was once one of the most rude old -- most brutal eastern bloc dictatorships. but this is a different generation from the one that fought communism. their fight is against gold mining and for the environment. a fellow activist says this is the most important civil movement since the end of communism. >> he says in the past 10 to 15 years, protest movements have lost all the battles they have fought with the corrupt lyrical -- political class in romania. the success of this movement has set a precedent. that has given people confidence not only with this issue but with others, too. he is coming with me to explain the reason for the grassroots movement. we are heading into
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